Care home news
Healthcare workers frequently contaminate their gloves and gowns during everyday care of nursing homes residents with drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, according to a US study.
Updated guidance has been published for the wide range of health professionals who care for people just before and after death.
A local education and training board has launched a ground-breaking education initiative to help healthcare students understand what life is like with dementia.
“Neglected” care home nurses are failing to receive adequate preparation for the role and are unable to access the same career development opportunities as NHS nurses, according to a survey.
Specialist dementia nurses working in care homes have helped improve support and care for elderly residents and their families, and boosted the skills and confidence of other staff, an evaluation has found.
Despite their potential for mental stimulation, video games currently only provide limited benefits to older care home residents due to the need for “extensive support” from nursing staff, a new study has found.
A refresher training programme in hospital nursing is being rolled out at a trust in Somerset to try and attract community nurses back into the acute sector.
Steps to help care homes improve the way they manage residents’ medicines and provide them with a better quality of life have been published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Better end of life care is observed in nursing homes where palliative care knowledge is greater among senior staff, according to US research.
Homecare provider Prestige Nursing has announced that it has acquired control of Elite Care (Scotland) Ltd for an undisclosed fee.